Hey, everyone! Welcome back. Wednesday’s season opener in St Louis also marks the start of RMNB’s 10th year. Let’s get silly.
The Washington Capitals kicked off 2019-20 limply… for about 15 minutes. Clawing back from a two-goal deficit, the Caps served the reigning champion St Louis Blues some darn good hockey on their way to Jakub Vrana’s big overtime winner.
The Caps looked adrift in the first period, allowing Sammy Blais to score an early goal and Alex Pietrangelo to add another on the power play. Alex Ovechkin responded with his first goal of the season, and then Dmitry Orlov added a beautiful power-play goal in the second period. A tense third period gave us no decision, so our first game of the year got supersized, where Jakub Vrana won it in overtime.
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) October 2, 2019
You’re Welcome of the Night
There’s not a ton you can learn from the first hour-plus of hockey. I don’t know yet who looks good or who lost a step. I don’t know who has chemistry and who’s going to slump. I liked what I saw, but it’s too soon to know anything with any confidence. So here’s something I do know for sure: I’m very happy to have hockey back, and to have you fine people back as well. Let’s have a great year together. I love you. See you Friday.
Headline photo: Dilip Vishwanat
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